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2014 Annual Student Paper Presentations


Students who are able to join us at the conference this year will have the opportunity to present their papers on Monday, October 27th from 12:30pm - 2:00pm.  Below you will find a listing of winners and their titled work.


Overall winner:

Eerika Hedman and Eleni Gesch-Karamanlidis for their paper "Facilitating Conversations That Matter Using Coordinated Management of Meaning Theory"

Eerika Hedman is a doctoral student in the Department of Communication at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Her dissertation focuses on management team communication and the development of communication competence. She also works as a communication consultant and her work interests include workplace communication, organizational change, and leadership development. Communication and dialogic OD are at the core of her work. 




Eleni Gesch-Karamanlidis is a doctoral student in the Department of Communication at Texas A&M University. Her research focuses on communication in inter-organizational conflicts and facilitating dialogic OD conversations among organizations about their differences. Her dissertation will study the intersection of emotion, communication and inter-organizational conflict. From her dissertation, she aims to explore facilitation's usefulness for transforming adversarial inter-organizational relationships that emerge on controversial environmental issues.

Below you will find the guidelines for all Student Paper Presentation candidates.

SPP Information

Inaugurated in 2001, the Student Paper Presentation (SPP) offers graduate students in both masters’ and doctoral programs an opportunity to practice key competencies as scholar-practitioners by writing a well-formulated and publishable paper, and submitting it for professional review.

The OD Network invites current and recently graduated OD students to submit publishable papers on any OD-related topic, and the range of possibilities is intended to be inclusive. For example, publishable papers may focus on a review and integration of past streams of theory and research, a new synthesis of familiar theories and research results, or a reinterpretation of an existing theory based on newly-emerging perspectives. 

An experienced review team of senior scholar-practitioners will review publishable paper submissions and select the best publishable papers from those submissions that meet the evaluation criteria.  Selected publishable papers will be presented at the Student Paper Presentation Colloquium at the 2014 OD Network conference in Philadelphia.


These publishable papers should serve as drafts of or completed articles for publication. Winning paper(s) may be submitted for editorial review with the OD Practitioner.  Papers may need editing and revision to be considered for actual publication.


Paper Evaluation Criteria

Submitted publishable papers for the SPP will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Recognition of an OD Challenge or Opportunity (20%)
  • Documentation (15%)
  • Critical Thinking (25%)
  • Unique Perspective (25%)
  • Writing / Style (10%)
  • Writing / Mechanics (5%)


SPP Publishable Paper Submission Guidelines

  • Papers must be submitted by a current student or a graduate within the past year, from a master’s or doctoral program with an OD focus.
  • Submitted publishable paper is not to exceed 4,000 words (including references).
  • Adherence to APA style guidelines; writing, documentation, and references.
  • Recognition of an OD Challenge or Opportunity: Defines purpose or motivation of the paper; Problem and solution are applicable to OD in some way; Application could be industry or location specific (e.g. hospitals; China) or useful in one or more arenas (e.g. corporate, not-for-profit, coaching, self-as-instrument, etc.).
  • Documentation:  Well-researched; Draws on documented theory and/or practice.
  • Critical Thinking: Presents ideas, experiences, and learnings that advance the theory and practice of OD; Logical and well-thought out; Utilizes critical analysis.
  • Unique Perspective: Presents a novel understanding or solution to the OD problem/challenge identified; Suggests creative and innovative concepts/practices, or uses OD in a new way or in a new area.
  • Writing/Style: Well-written and formatted; Uses "appropriate” voice; Articulates the core argument; Appropriate level for the audience; Uses examples, but avoids over-use of quotations.
  • Writing/Mechanics: Uses APA guidelines; Uses punctuation, spelling, grammar, and sentence structure appropriately; Avoids use of "I” (unless style requires it); Uses APA references and documentation.

*Submissions not following the guidelines will be excluded from the evaluation process


2014 SPP Evaluation Team

Team Lead: Toni Knott, Ph.D., Alliant University

Click here to view SRC Information


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